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TitleRecords of the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers, 1851-1973
Date Of Creation1851-1973
Extent72 boxes and 301 volumes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; accounts, minutes, correspondence, administrative papers.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers except for material restricted under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation. Please see our Access Policy or contact us for further advice.
Admin HistoryThe Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers (ASOLMAW) was formed in 1933 following the merger of the Amalgamated Society of Lace Makers (ASOLM), the Auxiliary Society of Male Lace Makers and the Female Lace Workers' Union. ASOLM was itself made up from several earlier groups: the Bobbin, Carriage, Comb and Dropper Makers' Society, the Carriage Straighteners' Society, the Lever Card Punchers' Society, the Nottingham and District Brickmakers' Society and the Warpers' Association.

In June 1971 the members of ASOLMAW voted for an amalgamation with the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers.
Custodial HistoryThe University Library received the records from the Society in a series of transfers between 1959 and 1973.
DescriptionThe collection contains material concerning ASOLMAW and the smaller groups that merged into it. Most prominent of these is the Amalgamated Society of Lace Makers (ASOLM). It is possible to trace its development from inception in the early 1850s, until 1973 and the incorporation of ASOLMAW with the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers.

The collection includes complete series of accounts and minute books, split between the accruals, together with papers concerning membership, national insurance, and rules. Also present is official correspondence with employers, various trade associations and official bodies, as well as Board of Conciliation minute books, 1876-1903, and some arbitration awards.

Occasional records from local branches, including Beeston, Ilkeston and Long Eaton, are included.
MgtGroupTrade Union and Trade Associations
MgtSubGroupUnions
ArrangementThe collection was received in three transfers, and has three catalogues; Lm, Lm 2 and Lm 3. A uniform arrangement within each catalogue allows series to be traced across the collection. Material is divided according to form (e.g. accounts, correspondence) and listed chronologically within sections.
LanguageEnglish
TermLace industry - England - Nottingham - 19th century
Lace industry - England - Nottingham - 20th century
Textile workers - Labor unions - England - Nottingham
Industrial relations - England - Nottingham - 20th century
Industrial relations - England - Nottingham - 19th century
Industries - England - Nottingham
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:
Typescript Catalogue, 86 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew:
Old versions of typescript catalogues; Lm (12 pp), Lm 2 (3 pp), Lm 3 (15 pp). Please note that the version at King's Meadow Campus is more up to date.

Online:
Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Publication NoteN.H. Cuthbert, ''The Lace Makers Society: A Study of Trade Unionism in the British Lace Industry', 1760-1960 (1960)

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA415Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers
NA416Amalgamated Society of Lace Makers
NA415Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers
NA416Amalgamated Society of Lace Makers
Places
CodePlace name
PL1/Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/England
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